jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, black-ruby body with a tan, creamy head that hangs around for a while before digressing to a thin rim. The smell is strong coffee, chocolate, and a touch of oak. The flavor is a nice array of coffee, chocolate malt, and sweet milk sugar. The mouthfeel is the creamiest I’ve had in stout--like whole milk going down. Very little bittering leaves the sweetness to ring out finishing soft and sweet.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft Mag gave this a high rating. Thought I’d try. Not really creamy and not as sweet as expected. Lasting roast finish on the tongue. Average.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle, finally, after the nightmare 2 year old bottle I had a while back. Good to see this brewery back in Tampa. Pours a very dark brown to black body with a creamy, 2 finger sized mocha colored head. Very nice lasting power, takes a while to calm down and finally leaves a ring of foam. That looks much better! Sheets of lacing cascade down the side of the glass. Very nice nose on this one - coffee or espresso beans, milk and dark chocolate, sweet cream, dark roasted malts and a touch of fruit sweetness. Creamy lactose sweetness on the fore, medium astringency. Heavy doses of cream, chocolate and coffee round out the flavor profile. Creamy palate, medium bodied with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is medium length, roasty and then fades into a wonderful sweetness. Great stuff, very unique, this will be a fridge staple of mine!
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful black pour with an off-white head, which lasted longer than usual for this style. Incredibly strong coffee notes with a subtle hint of chocolate as well. Creamy mouthfeel with strong coffee flavor. It’s funny - I don’t drink coffee and never find myself wanting to hit the local Starbucks, but I love the cream stout style. This is a great beer.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Poured an attractive dark color with off-white head that hung around for a while. Aroma was of coffee and chocolate. Flavor was also of chocolate, coffee and maybe a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel was nice. Drinkability is good on this one. Maybe not the most complex, but very enjoyable.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with lush off white head. Nice honey comb esque lacing. creamy mouthfeel with hints of roast. Wonderful chocolate milk flavored finish.
iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too sweet, but otherwise damn good. A fine example of the style.... the only other admirable one that I’ve had was from Japan’s Hitachino. Once agoin quite good...just wish it was not so fucking sweet.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very creamy mouth feel and a slight raosty flavor as well nice color and nice thick head that laces nicley as well. good stuff ill try some more i think!
KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle form utobeer.
Smooth, some charcoal and a little chocolate. Very dark red, milk chocolate head. Long lingering rather sweet and milky aftertaste.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black. A thin brown lasting head. Aroma brings tar, smook and wood. Also some coffee. Flavor is from very burnt malt. Smooky nad tar and also some coffee. I found this little to smoked and burnt.